Place

Langston Golf Course

A golf course with sand pits and trees
Langston Golf Course

Quick Facts

Food/Drink - Cafeteria, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Picnic Table, Restroom, Wheelchair Accessible

Under the shadow of segregation, the Langston Golf Course was built to service the nearby African American community in 1939. It was one of twenty golf courses in America that was open to African Americans; whites had 680 to choose from. Washington, DC, was the birthplace of the first men's and women's African American golf clubs: the Riverside Golf Club (1924), now the Royal Golf Club, and the Wake Robin Golf Club, originally comprised of the wives of Riverside members who were tired of being left at home alone all weekend.
Inscriptions
LANGSTON GOLF COURSE
HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
BY THE UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
1991
A HISTORIC SITE OPENED
JUNE 9TH, 1939
NAMED FOR
JOHN MERCER LANGSTON

National Capital Parks-East

Last updated: November 24, 2020